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abkradio
06-08-2014, 05:51 PM
Hi,

So which do you prefer:

Shoutcast or Icecast and why?

I prefer shoutcast as their is a wider range of hosting providers that support it.

SatoshiAaron
06-14-2014, 01:45 PM
I've never heard of IceCast... Will have a look.

djsoft
06-17-2014, 07:04 AM
I prefer shoutcast as their is a wider range of hosting providers that support it.
Lots of providers do offer Icecast and Shoutcast packages for the same price.

As stream hosting provider I'd suggest using Icecast - it's more stable (Shoutcast server crashes more often than Icecast).

SlamminTunes
06-17-2014, 03:31 PM
Icecast makes it easier to transition between DJs
Yet my preference is Shoutcast... just familiar with it and have been using it for years with no issues.

thespaceman
06-17-2014, 06:46 PM
My company offers both icecast and shoutcast...but through a wink and a nod was told i should go with Shoutcast...hasnt let me down in 6 years..Lk

deephouselounge
06-19-2014, 05:08 AM
Exactly how does it make it easier to transition? I have a feeling your ignorance on the subject is affecting your responses.



Icecast makes it easier to transition between DJs
Yet my preference is Shoutcast... just familiar with it and have been using it for years with no issues.

SlamminTunes
06-19-2014, 11:46 AM
Icecast supports multiple mount points so the listeners are transitioned to the new broadcaster and back automatically. Shoutcast allows only 1 dj or device at a time to be connected for the purposes of broadcasting and requires the first dj to stop his connection before a second dj can connect to broadcast.

and again my preference is shoutcast. listener base is larger, more flash players support it and just a general larger following

deephouselounge
06-19-2014, 02:54 PM
Sounds like you are still using V1 of the SHOUTcast DNAS. Give 2.2.1 a shot and you'll enjoy the benefits of multiple mount points and manual setting the Authhash for all your relays.



Icecast supports multiple mount points so the listeners are transitioned to the new broadcaster and back automatically. Shoutcast allows only 1 dj or device at a time to be connected for the purposes of broadcasting and requires the first dj to stop his connection before a second dj can connect to broadcast.

and again my preference is shoutcast. listener base is larger, more flash players support it and just a general larger following

shoutcaststreaming
06-19-2014, 04:36 PM
Exactly how does it make it easier to transition? I have a feeling your ignorance on the subject is affecting your responses.You need to lighten up. With an attitude like that, you aren't going to last long around here.

I agree with SlamminTunes about Icecast being easier to transition between DJ's, he is spot on. And yes, I know all about SHOUTcast v2.

deephouselounge
06-19-2014, 04:59 PM
There seems to be some miscommunication here. I have not expressed any sort of attitude or bad manners. If you are referring to the term "ignorance" maybe the miscommunication is coming from your end if you don't truly understand its definition.

ig·no·rance
ˈignərəns/
noun
noun: ignorance
lack of knowledge or information.

I simply stated his lack of knowledge is getting in the way of his response. This is a common occurrence. When someone lacks info about a subject manner they cant really give proper suggestions or hold a conversation about said subject manner if they don't understand it themselves.

Cheers

Bryon.






You need to lighten up. With an attitude like that, you aren't going to last long around here.

I agree with SlamminTunes about Icecast being easier to transition between DJ's, he is spot on. And yes, I know all about SHOUTcast v2.

SlamminTunes
06-19-2014, 05:24 PM
Sounds like you are still using V1 of the SHOUTcast DNAS. Give 2.2.1 a shot and you'll enjoy the benefits of multiple mount points and manual setting the Authhash for all your relays.

That's some good information. My current host doesn't support shoutcast v2 yet and unfortunately neither does my copy of SAM4 broadcaster. Might be time to upgrade, sigh.

deephouselounge
06-19-2014, 05:33 PM
Be warned though. 2.2.1 does have its issues just like v1 has its issues too. I would put pressure on your hosting company to have all v1 along with v2 for you to use.

Good luck!


That's some good information. My current host doesn't support shoutcast v2 yet and unfortunately neither does my copy of SAM4 broadcaster. Might be time to upgrade, sigh.